Summer Games Done Quick, the annual summertime speedrunning marathon run by SpeedDemosArchive, has started! The runs are well underway and donations are continually rolling in, all in support of Doctors Without Borders. Of course, it would not be a Games Done Quick marathon without lots of fun donation incentives, and plenty of great prizes to win. Hit the jump for the stream, an updated schedule of times for Zelda speedruns, and a list of prizes to be won during those runs!
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Yesterday at 4PM Eastern Standard Time this Summer’s semi-annual Zeldathon started streaming to the public. For those who aren’t familiar, Zeldathon raises money for a charity of its choice twice a year by playing Zelda games straight for as long as fan donations meet the goals set to extend playing time. This summer, the Zeldathon team is raising money for Charity: Water, with the mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people across the globe. Zeldathon worked with Charity: Water back in 2012 to raised $45,874. The goal this time around is to raise $150,000 so head over to the stream to share your support, join the chat, and donate!
Many may recall that Cosmo, popular speedrunner of Ocarina of Time with his famous world record of 18:10, once said that “Ocarina of Time is dead”, in terms of new speedrunning tricks being found. Even the now world record holder, 17-year-old skater82297, said in August that the ever-chased-after sub-18-minute run would not happen. Yet, just recently, on his Twitch stream, skater caught a 17:47 world record. This just goes to show that there is almost always room for optimization, and of course for new tricks like the Deku Nut glitch found by Jodenstone.
Be warned of a lot of swearing in the video. It was an insane moment for him, after all.
Check out the full run after the jump! Read more…
AGDQ, or Awesome Games Done Quick, is the Spring event of the Games Done Quick series where high level speed runners for games of all kinds, including the Zelda series, come together to help raise money for charity by live streaming their runs nonstop for a week. January 4th is finally here, meaning the ultra fast gaming has begun! Make the jump to see when they will be running Zelda games!
SpeedDemosArchive and SpeedRunsLive are now live on Twitch.tv for their joint effort to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. For the next full week, 24 hours a day, speedrunners will play games from loads of different series, and giving out awesome prizes to people donating for the cause. Make sure to look out for the Zelda games coming up throughout the marathon!
Hit the jump for an update on the scheduled Zelda games, and the prizes going with them. Read more…
This June, from the 22nd to the 28th, the speedrunning community is once again coming together to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The popular Summer Games Done Quick live marathon, hosted by Speed Demos Archive, is bringing together the best speedrunners of dozens of games, including five Zelda games, keeping people up all night to see their favorite games glitched, exploited and pushed to their limits. But the runners never stop there. Memes, races, donation incentives, prizes, and more will return for a whole week of literally non-stop entertainment.
Check out the details after the jump! Read more…
You don’t have to wait until Zelda Dungeon’s 2014 Marathon to watch high quality live-streamed Zelda material! Beginning today, the newly created Zelda Dungeon Twitch Team will be streaming any and all Zelda-related content to our official channel on Twitch.tv. This team currently consists of Mases, the creator and owner of Dungeon Gaming Enterptises, Blake, one of the site’s wiki editors, and myself, Brian, an editorial and news writer. Hit the jump for more details.
It is not an exaggeration to say that millions of people have played Zelda games over the years. Many enjoy going through them not once, but sometimes multiple times says a lot about the series’ staying power. Some die-hard gamers, however, take their love for the games to a whole new extreme, adding an extra layer of challenge to their playthroughs by completing them as fast as possible.
Although it’s hard to think of a released game that someone hasn’t done a speedrun of yet, Zelda is a particularly popular series to receive the treatment. At least that is what the online marathon event Awesome Games Done Quick 2014’s schedule seems to suggest. The gaming cancer charity has included six Zelda games among its lineup to play this week.
More after the jump.
About a week ago we posted the first part in the Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2013 Q&A and today we are bringing you part 2! In the first portion we had 5 of the 10 attendees tell us their thoughts on the upcoming event. In this part we have interviewed the final five people who will be at the marathon. With the marathon itself only a few days away, the excitement is slowly building until it arrives.
And without further ado, please click the link below to see what the rest of the marathon crew has to say.
Zelda Dungeon’s Marathon is only a couple of weeks away and there are a lot of people who are excited for the event. It’s not just the fans that are looking forward to it, the people who are participating in the event are eagerly awaiting it too.
To help build more excitement for the Marathon, the people who are attending have been asked some questions. The questions range from who the participants are to what they hope to accomplish at the Marathon. A video promoting the event has also been included with this interview for more information regarding the Zelda Dungeon Marathon.
Click the link below to see what the participants have to say!
Earlier today, fan site Zelda Eternity posted their final schedule for their upcoming Zelda marathon. They are covering most of the same games that we covered in our own marathon earlier this year. Make the jump for their schedule info and information on how you can watch their marathon!
The gamers over at Zeldathon have once again begun their annual marathon. The live stream will last until Friday, July 12th. The donation proceeds of the marathon will be going to Child’s Play, an organization that provides games and entertainment for hospitalized children. Make the jump to read more!
The people here at the Zelda Marathon had way too much fun, I think. There have been prizes and events with each donation to Child’s Play with set goals that the team put together. We made thousands of dollars in donations for Child’s Play. Great job to everyone who donated, children will now have toys of entertainment in their hospital rooms because of you. With acknowledgments done, let’s move on to our main attractions! Take the jump below to see the fun of what went down at this crazy event.
Ever since it was revealed at last year’s E3, we have heard so many rumors about the Wii U but so few facts. Some say it will only be as powerful as current generation consoles, others that it will be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360. Today Nintendo will reveal in a 30 minute Nintendo Direct Presentation the many features that the Wii U can offer. Unfortunately there will be no information about specific games as they will be shown at E3 this Tuesday.
Below is the live video for the Nintendo Direct presentation. If you have missed out in the live presentation, don’t worry as we have provided a YouTube video of the presentation. So without further ado, jump inside to watch the presentation and keep your eyes peeled for anything Zelda related or any new features that you think Zelda would benefit from!
The Live Stream is now over. Be sure to tune in throughout the week to see more Phantom Hourglass action. Follow us at Twitch.TV to get notified whenever we go live.
Over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to be live streaming several playthroughs of the Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. During this initial playthrough, I plan on taking my time through the game, showing off all the cut-scenes, while also getting some of the side items. During my second and third time through the game, I’m going to be working on more speed-run type capabilities. I’d like to see how long it takes me to go through the game in a fairly efficient manner. This is in preparation for a live Zelda Dungeon event that will take place this coming summer. (More information soon to follow).